Why don’t readers leave comments on my blog?

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  • #301225

    clarkbunch
    Member

    In my experience, people who agree with what your blog says often don’t leave comments. I’m guilty of that as well. I leave comments when I think someone is wrong, or wish to offer a differing view point. My blog is about religion and theology; maybe there aren’t that many differing viewpoints on yarn.

    Vivian paige, how much time do you spend online? I don’t mean for that to be a personal attack, but you spend a great deal of time in the forums, no? Don’t get me wrong, you’ve helped me in the past and I appreciate it.

    #301227

    clarkbunch
    Member

    One more bit of advice: use tag surfer to check out other blogs about the same topics you post on. Commenting on other blogs of similar interest will attract visitors to your blog who are into the same things you’re into.

    #301229

    hey homey-
    no i totally feel you. network. comment on someone else’s blog! ask them how they are. get to know ppl and such. also, write to write. don’t write to get acclaim. it’s no fun that way!!!

    im new, so we’ll see<3<3

    http://down2thethread.wordpress.com/

    #301235

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    down2thethread,
    Another good tip for you: Link your name to your blog.
    Go into your dashboard -> users -> your profile -> then scroll down to ‘contact info’. In the spot where it says ‘website’ fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.
    Now… when you comment here and on other blogs, your name will link to your blog. If you do this before you post your request for help, it will allow forum volunteers to be able to help you quicker since they won’t have to ask you for a link and wait until you come back to post one.
    from:
    8 Things To Know Before Posting in WordPress.Com Forums (the sticky post at the top of this forum!!!!)

    #301236

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Vivian paige, how much time do you spend online? I don’t mean for that to be a personal attack, but you spend a great deal of time in the forums, no?

    Right now, I’m around a lot because I have the time to be. Give it another month and y’all will be wondering where I am :)

    #301241

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I will.
    best luck.

    #301249

    anaheimalums
    Member

    this was helpful to me. rm

    #301252

    anaheimalums
    Member

    this was helpful to me. rm

    #301259

    Thanks 1TESS!!!

    #301285

    pochp
    Member

    The comments of pornstar and clarkbunch were good. thanks to both.

    #301289

    buyathread
    Member

    Thanks for all the replies. Some have been reallt useful and have given me things to think about and do.

    @ down2thethread- thanks for the comment : )

    #301334

    ronsrealm
    Member

    As pornstar says – be careful what you wish for.

    I have to use keywords to filter comments (Settings – Discussion), as there are WAY too many psychos out there who think personal abuse equals debate. It may lose me some legit comments, but that’s a small price to pay for keeping the nutters at bay.

    #301336

    ronsrealm
    Member

    Hmm… My comment appears to have sunk without trace, so I’ll try again (I’ve allowed plenty of time for it to appear, wearing out the refresh button in the process). So, here we go again :-

    As pornstar says – be careful what you wish for.

    I have to use keywords to filter comments (Settings – Discussion), as there are WAY too many psychos out there who think personal abuse is a substitute for debate. It may lose me some legit comments, but that’s a small price to pay for keeping the nutters at bay.

    #301337

    ronsrealm
    Member

    Oh, great – there’a an almost 10-minute delay.

    #301373

    All I can say is, someone visited my blog from this thread–AND DIDN’T LEAVE A COMMENT!!!

    I hope vivianpage doesn’t get so very busy.

    #301375

    buyathread
    Member

    @ thewhitelilyblog – mea culpa … and after kvetching about readers who don’t comment!

    #301376

    aw1923
    Member

    @thewhitelillyblog – that was me, I just like to visit others peoples blogs to see what they look like.

    #301383

    tvmediavideo
    Member

    I agree with the others, most people like to read and don’t take the time to reply, they just go on reading others posts/blogs. I would be happy with having 5,000 hits. It shows your doing something right. If you really want feedback write something controversial-people usually like to sound off when their offended. Take care…

    #301384

    I’ve been threatened with lawsuits and bodily harm. And told to take down stories. I said I won’t take down anything about you and to go ahead with the lawsuit! The lawsuit threats were via email. I said I have no ads, I make no money, I don’t get paid even where I sometimes contribute. So you can’t get any money out of me. I told him to contact WordPress because that’s the only way anything will get taken down. Every week or so I expect my blog to get suspended but it never does. Then I have to yell at people on my blog to not post real names. The craziest people I have ever met have been online.

    #301385

    aw1923
    Member

    Whoa your blog sounds cool, whats the blog address?

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